Re: Henry Morton Stanley Enlistment
I think you've got Henry Morton Stanley pegged correctly, Doyle. There's not a shred of evidence that he ever served in the Dixie Grays, Co. E, 6th Arkansas Infantry. The company's muster rolls are remarkably thorough and complete from initial muster to August 31, 1864. Stanley claimed to have enlisted in June 1861 and served up to and including the battle of Shiloh; however, he is not carried on the muster rolls, nor is he mentioned in any reports or correspondence from that period. Also, Stanley was known to periodically "reinvent" himself.